Business transformation in the Anthropocene

The Delta model enables companies to transform towards a sustainable and long term prosperous business future. The model builds on a synthesis of key insights from the sustainability science frontier as well as the most current theories on organizational change management. Integrating a range of existing tools that previously have been used separately (in fields such as future searches, innovation management, and leadership coaching) into a clear and coherent framework, the Delta model provides forward-looking business leaders with a roadmap for successfully navigating the Anthropocene.

What makes Delta unique

Our model has three characteristics that sets it apart from other approaches to sustainable business development:

  • Complexity: It is firmly based on complex systems thinking
  • Learning: It emphasizes collaborative learning as the only truly efficient approach to business development under uncertainty and change
  • Duality: It recognizes that lasting change in a company both requires a legitimate process for decision making and sufficient insight into system dynamics

Together, this makes for a unique and powerful approach to business transformation in the ever-changing Anthropocene context.

How it works

The delta model is operationalized through a collaborative process in 4 iterative phases, where participants progressively:

  1. Build a coalition for change
  2. Analyze how the Anthropocene context influences their business ventures and vice versa
  3. Design innovative strategies to meet risks and seize emerging opportunities
  4. Implement the strategies in a way so that they learn more about their system and enhance their options for the future.

What you gain from working with the delta model

The companies that work with our model will get three competitive advantages. They improve their understanding of how the world is changing today, and what the Anthropocene means for their prospects to develop. They also learn how to identify leverage points for systemic change and to design effective strategies to meet existing sustainability challenges and seize new opportunities for development. Finally, and maybe most importantly, companies that work with the delta model gradually become better at navigating the Anthropocene, by solving the problems they face today in a way that also improves their capacity for solving new problems tomorrow.